By Kristin Ljungkvist

Global towns around the globe are taking over new roles as they more and more take part at once and independently in overseas affairs and international politics. to this point, strangely few stories have analyzed the position of the worldwide urban past its already good explicated function within the globalized economic system. How is it that neighborhood governments of worldwide towns declare foreign political authority and advance what seems to be their very own self sustaining international and safeguard guidelines even though such coverage parts have commonly been thought of to be the center functionality of geographical regions and relevant governments? What does it suggest to be and to manipulate the modern worldwide City?


In this booklet Kristin Ljungkvist claims that we will be able to larger comprehend why neighborhood governments locate it to be of their international City’s curiosity to say foreign political authority through exploring how the city’s position within the globalized global is built and narrated locally. A center declare is that Global City-hood as a particular kind of collective identification can play a constitutive half in such curiosity formation.  Combining insights from diplomacy and concrete reports scholarship, and with the aid of a case learn on big apple urban, Ljungkvist develops a brand new analytical framework for learning the worldwide urban as a global political actor.



The worldwide urban 2.0 exhibits that while the worldwide urban engages in quite a few worldwide matters resembling international environmental governance or counterterrorism, such pursuit should be framed and rationalized when it comes to the city’s monetary development. the search for development and international competitiveness should not inevitably the one to be had meanings connected to the being and governing of the modern worldwide urban. although, there appears to be like a amazing persistency and appeal in economistic rules and an economistic perception of the worldwide urban.

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